Refers to the Desktop Environment used by default up until Ubuntu 11.04, at which point it became an option to use the environment at the login screen. (package: gnome-session-fallback)

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Binding Synapse shortcut to key-release instead of key-press

Background So I've already referred a question that demonstrates how to bind the Synapse launcher to the "Super (Win) Key". (Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?) The problem is ...
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Annoying Wireless Authentication Prompt [duplicate]

When my internet connection fails and tries to reconnect (Which happens quite frequently on my crappy Uni Wireless) the following prompt pops up every 20-30 seconds: I consider this to be a major ...
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VNC grey screen after upgrade to ubuntu 13.04

The grey screen on a remote VNC session had been succesfully fixed for my 12.10 version by editing the .vnc/xstartup file as in the 12.04 related discussion in this forum. After an upgrade to Ubuntu ...
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gnome-panel icons spacing

I'm using Gnome Classic with no effects because Compiz is slow on my notebook. Everything is fine except panel icons - they are too wide. They look OK with Compiz. How can I make them look the same in ...
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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always use kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to switch to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access "settings ...
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High CPU load on LibreOffice menu

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with gnome-classic shows a large CPU usage after I highlight any LibreOffice app in gnome menu (Apps->Office-> *).. only on LibreOffice. What is the reason?
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gnome 3 opens only the wallpaper

I changed the gnome 3 theme and it was working perfectly except the terminal, I restarted the system but now it opens only the wallpaper without any icons or bars. I can't open any of my files. I ...
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Gnome-System-Monitor has no GTK Window Decoration

Really simple problem that I can't seem to figure out. The window decorator works for everything else, but whenever I open the system monitor, it opens in full screen with no border. I'm using Gnome ...
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Unusable desktop in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using Ubuntu QQ with gnome-session-fallback for a long time now. I replaced Nautilus with Thunar but when I restarted the laptop, the panel works, but I cant right click or change the desktop ...
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lxdm won't login to Ubuntu 2d or Gnome classic

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an old Dell Centrino/512mb machine that was running too slow with Windows to be useful. I am completely new to Linux and muddling my way through as well as I can. The ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome classic trayicon doesn't work (at least for Pidgin)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome classic. Pidgin's tray icon doesn't show up. The settings is ok ("Always"). For any case, I've also added it in dconf-editor as per How to enable notification area (...
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GNOME fallback session has both top and bottom panels also unity launcher running through them

I have the GNOME fallback session installed and when I log into it I get both the top and bottom panels and also the Unity launcher and it overlays both and makes it look funny. It is the Unity 2D ...
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12.04 Gnome Classic Launcher Icons on Gnome panel, size and spacing

I've been searching the forums and google for a while and nothing seems to work. I have a top and bottom panel in ubuntu 12.04 gnome classic using the default ambiance theme. My top panel has all my ...
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Is there any GUI tool for Mutter customization?

I recently switched from GNOME Shell to the GNOME 3 fallback mode, and I'm using Mutter for my window manager. Is there any tool that will allow me to customize it to an extent, similar to the Compiz ...
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Mouse won't work at startup when running classic gnome-failsafe desktop and auto-login [closed]

I've got a laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 with classic gnome-failsafe desktop and auto-login set up. Sometimes, when I start the laptop and after typing in the gnome-keyring password, the touchpad cursor ...
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how to get ubuntu classic back on ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? there is a gnome classic i tried that but it's not the same. it's so ugly . And if we can't get back ubuntu classic then please tell me how ...
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Going back to Gnome

I want to know if I can go back to a 10.04 style Gnome environment. By 10.04 environment, I mean the ability to add icons and little applets, like drawer, on the top menu bar. Right now, after all I ...
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Unity's “File Edit View” menus in Gnome Fallback in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was recently playing around with Ubuntu 11.04 (Ah, the last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome 2 in the background) and I noticed this: As you can see its the "Unity" "File Edit View..." menu in ...
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Location of Gnome Classic (metacity) quicklaunch shortcuts?

What is the directory that .desktop files are copied to when a .desktop file is dragged to the Gnome Clasic quicklaunch bar? I would like to be able to modify them
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How to move window buttons from left to right side of title bar in Gnome Classic?

How to move the window buttons (close, minimise, maximise) from the left side of the title bar to the right side in Gnome Classic 12.10? gconf-editor (apps > metacity etc) doesn't work. Nor does dconf-...
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Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?

Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?
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Skype Nofitication Icon on Gnome Session Fallback (12.04)

I have the Ubuntu 12.04.2 installed on my machine. I also have Skype 4.2.0.11 installed. Skype icon won't appear on the notification panel (upper right). I can't see a way to get it working. Anyone ...
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How to use Gnome in Ubuntu 13.04

How do I use Gnome in Ubuntu 13.04? I tried the following from this site: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback But it seems to be buggy, alt+tab doesn't even work and when I'm grabbing a ...
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How do I get rid of the Unity Dash in Gnome classic?

I tried to enable Compiz features like wobbly windows and Desktop cube, but doing so Compiz crashed. After it restarted Dash was started as well. I logged of and back onto my Gnome classic ...
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fglrx causes fallback mode, doesn't work

I made a fresh install to Ubuntu 12.10 a while ago and tried to install the fglrx via software-properties-gtk. But when I install and restart one of the new versions, I can't acces unity (only desktop ...
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Installed Gnome but I don't want gnome 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I installed gnome because I liked the old gnome, but I installed Gnome 3, and even when I go into gnome classic, I can't right click the top ...
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Why does the network indicator become invisible (one-pixel wide) in Gnome-Classic on 11.10?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, and when running in GNOME Classic I no longer see an icon for the nm-applet in the top panel. However the applet is running: jsteele@jsteele-00:~$ ps aux | grep nm-applet ...
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Home directory messed up

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason, i backed-up my home directory contents to another directory(say bkp dir). Precisely, I moved Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc.. to bkp directory....
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Why does the “d” key minimizes and restores the terminal?

I have a remote system on which I defined two accounts - an administrator and a standard user. The machine was fallbacked from Unity to GNOME. I use vnc4server to remotely connect to the system, and ...
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Compiz profile is screwed up when switching from Unity to GNOME Classic

Gnome Classic defaults to using metacity (at least, for me). When I activate compiz (compiz --replace), the unity panel and launcher show up. This is due to Unity being a compiz plugin. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS reduce icon size

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS On Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC With Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz 500 GB SATA hard drive Connected to 42" LG TV with HDMI cable TP-Link 300 MB USB ...
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Dropbox problem in Indicator applet in Gnome classic

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and as I am more comfortable with Gnome classic, I have installed gnome-session-flashback and happily using that. It has some issues that can be tolerated. However, ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching language input method no longer works after updates

As part of a string of problems with recent updates in Gnome Flashback (like this, and this), after an update a day or so ago, the shortcut keys I have assigned for switching between Japanese and ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Metacity Fallback doesn't update Background

The gnome metacity fallback doesn't update the background producing a Windows XP-esque effect: I first thought this was a problem with my gnome configuration. I deleted my config and cleaned up my .*...
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What is the purpose of Compiz (if any), inside Ubuntu 12.04, if I use gnome-classic (gnome-session-fallback)?

This question would serve me to figure out if I can remove, or replace compiz, if I don't use Unity. I seem to be running into a lot of desktop/window bugs, such as windows unminimizing on the wrong ...
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How do I add a d-bus command as a global shortcut in Gnome (classic)?

How do I add a d-bus command as a global shortcut in Gnome (classic)? I can do it in KDE, it gives an option to add a new shortcut as a d-bus command. I do not want to write a script just for this.
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How to get Update-Notifications when using Gnome Fallback on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin?

one of my friends is using Gnome Fallback ( activated by installing gnome-panel ). Problem is that he does not get notifications about updates anymore. Well, we could set up automatic updates in the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 as VMware Player guest OS has window redraw issues

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit as a guest OS inside VMware Player 4.0.2 on a Windows 7 64 bit host OS. I have the latest VMware Tools installed (reinstalled it just in case). I'm using Gnome Classic, ...
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I cant install gnome classic or the shell one

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Package gnome-shell is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Gnome Session Fallback with Compiz -> Alt Click on Panel

As described here is is possible to enable the window snapping by activating Compiz. However this also disables the Alt+ ability on the panel. So after activating Compiz it is not possible anymore to ...
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Repeated / Stretched Top Panel with Gnome Classic

Has anyone seen something like what is shown in this screenshot (the back of the top panel is repeated before the panel itself is shown)? I'm using: Ubuntu 11.10 Switched to Gnome Classic Dual ...
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How to use Xfonts in terminal, Emacs

I just installed the xfonts-terminus package -- and now what? I'm using Gnome classic on 15.04 and this world seems to not allow the old xfonts in. Yes, I have a terminus true-type version in my ....
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How do I get my window frames back in Gnome Flashback?

Sometimes I wonder if there's a conspiracy to kill Gnome Flashback because it feels like it's been constantly beset with problems since the emergence of both Gnome 3's new look and Unity. As in a ...
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Minimise button gone

This is really weird. I just followed this tutorial: http://ubuntuportal.com/2012/05/install-elementary-desktop-environment-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts.html and it didn't work. My computer is all back to ...
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Changing the form and arrangement of the workspaces

Lets say that I have 4 workspaces in a row, which are looking like this: How can I make the workspaces look like this? So, if I am for example (I'm talking about the purple figure) on the ...
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Where are the shortcuts listed under the Places menu stored?

How can I edit the contents of the Places menu on Ubuntu 12.10? For example, say I didn't have any videos and wanted to remove the shortcut to Videos?
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Remove Ubuntu Logo in upperleft hand corner of Gnome Classic

I really want to customize the bar at the top of ubuntu. My first "problem" is that I can't figure out how to change the logo in the upper left hand corner. Any ideas? EDIT: I'm trying to change it ...
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caffeine works but not for quodlibet

I have caffeine installed, and it works just fine in gnome-classic (no effects) for preventing sleeping for most processes. For example "vlc", "mplayer", and "totem" all work. I cannot get it to ...
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How do I have different wallpapers for different sessions?

I have two sessions - Unity and Gnome Fallback on my laptop. I'm using Unity in portable mode and gnome fallback with second display at home. And I want different wallpapers for Unity and fallback ...